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Walker Sisters Cabin temporarily closed

Walker Sisters Cabin temporarily closed

Great Smoky Mountains National Park temporarily closed the Walker Sisters Cabin due to safety concerns. The cabin dates back to the 1800s and was occupied by the Walker Sisters until 1964. Park crews are concerned about recent movement around the chimney in the two-story cabin. Noticeable cracks and buckling around the stone masonry need to […]

Bridge Repair Work Begins Across the Park

Bridge Repair Work Begins Across the Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the Federal Highway Administration awarded two construction contracts to replace seven bridges and repair seven others across the park. The work will continue through January 19, 2022 and necessitates several single-lane closures and a few full road closures to safely accomplish the repairs.   Forge Creek Road […]

Discovery of Human Remains, Park Closes Hazel Creek Trail and Backcountry Campsite 82

Discovery of Human Remains, Park Closes Hazel Creek Trail and Backcountry Campsite 82

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have closed campsite 82 and a section of Hazel Creek Trail after rangers have discovered the remains of an out-of-state adult male at the campsite.  On the afternoon of September 11, backpackers found an unoccupied tent at campsite 82.  Shortly thereafter, the hikers discovered what appeared to be human […]